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Avoiding Auto Repair Despair
  The cost of owning a car does not end after the purchase. Whether you need to schedule an oil change or have repairs to deal with, it’s important to use a mechanic or auto shop who is worthy of y...
Jul 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Designing a Solution to our Nation's Productivity Crisis
America is mired in a productivity crisis. According to the most recent government data, American workers' productivity over the last decade has grown at less than half the annual rate it did betwe...
Jul 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump Administration Promises More Immigration Raids
Acting ICE Director Homan tells media that he will send hundreds of agents into “sanctuary cities”   Austin, TX – Yesterday,  The Hill  reported that the Trump administration plans to use federal l...
Jul 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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There’s No ‘Free Market’ Solution to Health Care
A fully privatized system can never adequately provision the nation. By  Geoff Coventry The Republicans have big plans for health care in this country: to eliminate coverage for millions of America...
Jul 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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The False Choice of Working Daughters
  I was riding home from work on the Commuter Rail one night when the train lost power. In the dark, without the hum of the engine, I could hear every detail of my fellow passengers’ conversations....
Jul 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cherry Picking American History for its Christianity and Christian influence ...
Over the past four years I have devoted myself to researching, thinking about, writing and speaking about God's use of Christianity to create the United States of America, 1492 - 1789. I seem to ha...
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Response to anti-ethanol column
Jul 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The  anti-ethanol column  from Merrill Matthews contained exactly what you would expect from a think tank sponsored by  oil companies  citing a Michigan study  sponsored by  oil companies.   Despit...
Zombies R Us: ‘We the People’ Are the Walking Dead of the American Police State
by JOHN W. WHITEHEAD, The Rutherford Institute
Jul 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Commentary Zombies R Us: ‘We the People’ Are the Walking Dead of the American Police State   By John W. Whitehead July 17, 2017 “Monsters in movies are us, always us, one way or the other. They’re ...
Community Journalism in the era of fake news
by AL CROSS
Jul 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
In a challenging environment with fewer resources, greater vulnerabilities and increasing attacks from politicians and the politically motivated, how should news organizations respond? One editor-p...
Video: Upshur County Sheriff Larry Webb at Gilmer Rotary Club - June 13, 2017
Jul 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
This presentation was made at the club's meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the Gilmer Civic Center.
Pro-Teacher Rally a vibrant event..but support must be ongoing
by JAMES A. MARPLES
Jul 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Pro-Teacher Rally a vibrant event..but support must be ongoing     I was pleased to attend the  regional  pro-Teacher rally on the steps of the Gregg County Courthouse on Wednesday, July 12th. It w...
Could a Gap Year After High School Make Financial Sense?
by NATHANIEL SILLIN
Jul 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
  Could a Gap Year After High School Make Financial Sense? By Nathaniel Sillin In some parts of the world, a gap year – a year-long break between high school and college – is the norm. It's startin...
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